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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near La Gomera in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.6428S, -91.331WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 12:39:11 / December 19, 2019 @ 12:39 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006ngc. Id of event: us70006ngc. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:39:11 / 6:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -91.331° West, 13.6428° North, depth 35 km.

Event epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Retalhuleu, San Pablo Jocopilas, Samayac (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.331° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6428° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-19 12:39:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-19 12:57:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 400 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.945 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 199 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70006ngc Id of event.
Event Code 70006ngc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006ngc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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